France’s Phony War on Terrorism
President François Hollande declared that France was “at war” with the Islamic State terrorist group after two Muslim attackers killed an 86-year-old Catholic priest. The two Jihadists made the priest kneel at the altar while they were slitting his throat and filmed the murderous ordeal. They then followed up by giving some sort of sermon in Arabic. After this horrific slaughter, President Hollande called for the country to fight the war against ISIS “by all means.”
This is not the first time the French government has declared war on ISIS. After the Islamic terrorist (Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhle) drove a large truck through a crowd in the French seaside town of Nice, killing at least 84, several French officials declared that France was at war with Islamic terrorism. The French Ministry of Defense confirmed the war footing by bombing Raqqa—the Syrian headquarter of ISIS.
The first time President François Hollande declared war on the Islamic State was after the November 13 Paris attacks—which killed 130 and wounded 683. You might remember—that was the day we all became “French citizens.” Muslims living in France didn’t share this harmony. They still saw themselves as an Island of true believers surrounded by a sea of infidels.
You certainly can’t fault French politicians for being hot headed or rash about Islamic terrorism. In January of last year, Jihadists killed 17 across Paris including 12 in a shooting at the office of the satirical newspaper, Charlie Hebdo and four in a Jewish kosher supermarket.
However, the attacks triggered only a mild national debate about France’s Muslim minority. “There are fractures, huge, gaping, in our society that must be resolved,” said Bruno Le Roux, leader of France’s Socialist Party.
Several French news organizations have said they will no longer publish photographs of people responsible for terrorist killings in order to avoid bestowing “posthumous glorification.” Le Monde published an editorial titled, “Resisting the Strategy of Hate” that danced around the simple fact that Islamic killers are proud of their evil deeds.
It would be wonderful to not see flattering photos of these shameless murderers on the news, but that’s the fault of the news media. In the past, when given a choice between showing a photo of an Islamist terrorist holding a copy of the Koran or working out at the gym, they show the gym photo. Since the press is so reluctant to place any blame on Muslims, I foresee this new strategy as being used to further cover-up the perpetrators of Islamic terrorism.
If the people of France want to free themselves of this madness, they first need to recognize that the Islamists are the problem. When Hollande warned against suspicion and anti-Muslim rhetoric, he showed why his war declaration has become a joke. You can’t say “unity is our strength” when you are sharing that unity with people who seek to kill by any means possible.
Islamophobia has become more of an irony than a prejudice. When people in France hear Allahu Akbar or a loud boom, the phobia that makes them run in terror—is the growing fear that a follower of Islam is about to take a life. The video of people running through the streets of Nice like scared rabbits should cause the French people—including the government, to question how they have become prime targets for these Jihadist attacks.
The second thing they need to do is stop letting Muslims pour through the borders into France. The images of people holding up welcome signs to hordes of so-called refugees has become a source of ridicule in light of all these terror attacks. But the carnage hasn’t caused the welcome signs to be taken down—a quarter million Muslims are still flooding into Europe each year.
The third step that French leaders need to take is to give the police the authority to track or detain the radical Muslims they already have in their country. One of the thugs that killed the Catholic priest was described by locals as a “ticking time bomb”—who had just been released from prison despite being determined to join Jihadist groups in Syria. If he had been kept under lock and key until he decided to join a more peaceful religion, the priest would still be alive today.
I do wonder if the reason why Islamic terrorism is running relatively unchecked in France and Europe is because the devil is creating a problem that the Antichrist will easily solve. Because the Beast will be ruthless in his authority, the people of Europe would cheer someone who used brute force to restore tranquility to the land.
“So they worshiped the dragon who gave authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, ‘Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?’” (Revelation 13:4).
Devil Seeks to Warm Mankind
Satan is often portrayed, or at least thought of, as ruling over a Dante’s Inferno-like domain. He is in his red union suit, his barbed tail wagging as his tight grin of evil is framed between his goatee and horns that protrude angrily above devilish eyebrows and red, glowing eyes.Hades smolders around him as he relishes the next human victims he can entice into his hot, sulfurous kingdom. His intention is to see all of God’s creation called man forever suffer in this eternally hot abode.
Truth is that only the last part of that portrayal has Biblical validity. The devil does want every human being to suffer eternity apart from their Creator. The abyss (Tartarus) and eventually the lake of fire will be the final destination for lost humanity. Lucifer the fallen one —the devil— however, will not rule over the place called hell. He will be the one being there who suffers most, according to God’s truth about the matters involved.
The old serpent, however, is at present dealing with issues of heating things up and trying to lure people on board. Tragically, many are falling for his siren call to jump aboard the global warming (now changed to climate change) bandwagon.
I have written about it in Rapture Ready…Or Not: 15 Reasons This Is the Generation That Will Be Left Behind, and in many articles. The lie that global warming (climate change) will make earth uninhabitable, is the rallying cry for the push for one-world order. It indeed is at the heart of the blueprint the globalist elitists are using to construct Antichrist’s hell on earth.
America’s secretary of state and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency forces are raging ahead full-blast to bring this nation into the blueprint knowing that the Obama Administration has less than one half-year to do so. America, as I have also written many times, must be brought down from its super power status. The U.S. must be made to conform with the misery the globalists have helped much of the world achieve in order to make all on the planet look to them for solutions.
John Kerry, unknowingly, is doing his dead-level best to do the devil’s work, in my humble view. He wants to warm us up considerably in order to somehow attain the utopian dreams he and the new world order builders want to construct.
Science proves almost on an hourly basis the lie that is global warming-climate change, about which Kerry and the others are wringing their hands as they fear-monger. They, with the help of national and international media, none-the-less, move forward at foolhardy, breakneck speed. Like all of the other reprobate (upside-down) unreasonableness they foist, they believe that making us warmer by taking away the comfort of our air-conditioners is part of the answer. Despite the great heat they say is about to make planet earth like Venus or some other hellish planetary orb, they want to do away with the very thing that can make us comfortably cool. —Thus although, again, the science continues to prove in every instance that the earth isn’t heating up, but, actually, is cooling.
All one must do to understand the truth of the matter is to remember the global warmists that got caught in a growing field of solid ice a few years ago. They had to be rescued by ice-breaker ships as they moved toward the Arctic Circle in an attempt to gather evidence that the earth is warming.
Yet John Kerry, on behalf of this lame-duck administration, is doing all possible to bring America’s sovereignty down so the global order can proceed uninhibited. He, like Mr. Obama, gives this insanely wrong matter —global warming— greater priority than the true threat we face —Islamist terrorism. The following news item excerpts frames the madness:
“Secretary of State John Kerry said in Vienna on Friday that air conditioners and refrigerators are as big of a threat to life as the threat of terrorism posed by groups like the Islamic State. “The Washington Examiner reported that Kerry was in Vienna to amend the 1987 Montreal Protocol that would phase out hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, from basic household and commercial appliances like air conditioners, refrigerators, and inhalers.
““As we were working together on the challenge of [ISIS] and terrorism,” Kerry said. “It’s hard for some people to grasp it, but what we–you–are doing here right now is of equal importance because it has the ability to literally save life on the planet itself.”…
“Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy was also present at the negotiations and is serving as lead negotiator for the United States. McCarthy has said that her goal is to enact the HFC agreement by the end of the year.
“The EPA rules along with the global deal would ban HFC in the United States and would push for alternative chemicals for use in appliances.
“The negotiations are part of President Obama’s climate agenda to combat global climate change.” (Source: Kerry: Air conditioners as big a threat as ISIS by Alyssa Canobbio, Published July 23, 2016, Washington Free Beacon).
That old serpent, Satan, wants to warm us all, apparently, even before the lost, wretched souls among humanity reach that final, ultimately, fiery-hot destination. The globalist would-be masters, wittingly or unwittingly, are carrying out Lucifer’s blueprint for constructing his Antichrist’s world disorder.
God’s Word —the Bible— has forewarned of this present state of last days danger. The Lord is in control, but he has given us the good sensibility, and the marvelous privilege in this still free nation to vote for liberty rather than for tyranny.
Prayer and exercising the vote our forefathers built into the Constitution is still our right. Doing so, in sufficient numbers, will perhaps assure that we as believers continue to have the right to also carry out our Lord’s Great Commission beyond this political season.
Meantime let us also do—and with increased faith and vigor— as Jesus instructed as recorded in Luke 21: 28, and as Paul wrote as given in Titus 2: 13.